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Amadou & Mariam gig moved from Whelans to The Village

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Amadou & Mariam gig moved from Whelans to The Village
September 25, 2005 03:10PM


If you can at all, check this out. Should be inspirational!

AMADOU & MARIAM
FIRST IRISH DATE
TOMORROW, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH

*NOW AT THE VILLAGE, DUBLIN
*Moved up from Whelans due to popular demand.

NEW 'COULIBALY' 12" OUT NOW
FEATURING REMIXES FROM ASHLEY BEEDLE (`Ashley Beedle's Afrikanz
On Marz') AND FRED CHICHIN.

Catch the mighty Amadou & Mariam Live for their Irish debut at The
Village tomorrow night, Monday September 26th.

Doors: 7.30pm
Ticket: 20 euro from Road Records, Ticketmaster and The WaV
Ticketbox (1890 32000 7Cool at Whelans.

- THE INDEPENDENT 1/8/05
"Sunday was the debut of the hotly anticipated blind Malian couple
Amadou & Mariam, who played a funky set of Malian rock 'n' roll and
provided one of the most exciting and electrifying moments of the
festival.

"Beside Amadou's phenomenal guitar playing, his mostly French band
provided a tight background to the blind couple's compositions"
- Phil Meadley

THE EVENING STANDARD 1/8/05
"We can only imagine how the Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, who played
Womad yesterday afternoon, would have blown away the crowed at Hyde
Park (Live Cool. They are hot property since their recent album with
Manu Chao and are Africa's funkiest band" - Simon Broughton

BBC RADIO 3, ANDY KERSHAW live broadcast of 'Coulibaly' and 'Chante
Chante' 31/07/05
"The big African music success story of this year. They've sold a
huge number of CDs in the last year, enough to make Bob Geldof
speechless"
Listen online: [www.bbc.co.uk]

AMADOU & MARIAM
NEW SINGLE AS PRELUDE TO UK & IRELAND TOUR

African stars Amadou & Mariam have just released the new single,
`Coulibaly'.

The tune is taken from the duo's groundbreaking album
`Dimanche à Bamako', which is currently number three in
the French national chart.

The single features the original album version of `Coulibaly'
-
produced by the celebrated French/Latin artist Manu Chao - together
with two special club mixes, the first by French artist Fred Chichin
and the other by Ashley Beedle.

The Chichin mix was recently previewed on the Warchild charity's
download website warchildmusic.com, where it was picked up by BBC
Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe who claimed it was "the sleeper hit of
the summer".

The single's other mix is credited as `Ashley Beedle's
Afrikanz On Marz' - Beedle is one of the UK's most prolific
producers and remixers, a reputation established through a whole
range of projects over the past decade, most recently including X-
Press 2.

`Coulibaly' will be available on both CD and 12-inch vinyl
and its release comes as the prelude to Amadou & Mariam's first
UK tour + Dublin.

`Dimanche à Bamako' was released in the UK on 6th June.

The album met with extraordinary critical applause which was quickly
underlined by the acclaim Amadou & Mariam received for their sell-out
UK debut headlining show in London that same week. The duo also
triumphed at the WOMAD Festival in Reading earlier this month, a
performance by "Africa's funkiest band" according to the Evening
Standard.

The duo's latest successes add an extra dimension to the reputation
they have long since acquired in their native Mali and throughout
West Africa. Amadou Bagayoko, for instance, cut his musical teeth
playing guitar in the Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako, one of the
hottest bands in West Africa during the Seventies.

His musical partnership with wife Mariam Doumbia ignited with a
series of cassette albums recorded in the Côte d'Ivoire during the
late-Eighties and early-Nineties. Those albums brought them fame
right across the African continent.

Amadou & Mariam also found a European home in Paris. From 1998 they
toured heavily throughout France, at the same time releasing three
major label albums that enhanced their reputations throughout the
world.

The duo came to the attention of Manu Chao, the legendary artist
whose 1998 `Clandestino' album had proved to be a landmark of
Latin music.

Chao agreed to produce Amadou & Mariam's next album, resulting
in `Dimanche à Bamako', which was released in France at
the end of last year.

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